Today’s Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 VIADUCT PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT TO RESULT IN FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Highway 1 will be closed from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn beginning Monday, August 12 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am.
These overnight full highway closures will continue each week, Sunday night through Friday morning to allow for the construction of the foundation of a viaduct. This work is anticipated to last up to four weeks. Emergency vehicles and local residents will maintain access during these overnight closures.
Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control within the project limits on Monday, August 12 from 5 am until 4 pm and from 6 am until 4 pm on Fridays.
These highway closures and traffic control is part of an emergency project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point.
A temporary traffic signal is scheduled to be activated in late August or early September allowing traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion. Electronic message boards will alert the public.
The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA. It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5